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Efficacy of Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States-Recommended Methods of Preparation for Malignant Hyperthermia-Susceptible Patients Using Dräger Zeus Anesthesia Workstations and Associated Cost
Victor Manuel Neira, Waleed Al Madhoun, Kamyar Ghaffari, Nicholas Barrowman, Patrick Berrigan, William Splinter
- Question: What are the efficacy and cost of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the
United States–recommended methods of preparation of Zeus anesthesia workstations for the
malignant hyperthermia (MH)-susceptible patient?
- Findings: Activated charcoal filters are the most efficacious and the least costly method
of preparation for MH susceptible patients when time of preparation is taken into account;
changing disposables only requires the greatest time but is the lowest cost when time is not
taken into account.
- Meaning: Activated charcoal filters are an efficacious and inexpensive method of preparing for
MH-susceptible preparation using Zeus anesthesia workstations.
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